(dpa) - Pop diva Mariah Carey has overtaken Elvis with her 18th number-one single on the Billboard charts and now trails only The Beatles.
Carey's single Touch My Body was at the top of Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart and also headed the trade magazine's digital download chart, thanks to an unprecedented 286,000 downloads in its debut week.
Presley was also was nudged by Madonna from his standing as the recording artist with the most top-10 hits in the rock era. The recent Rock and Roll Hall of Famer surpassed him with her 37th top 10 single, 4 Minutes.
Touch My Body is the first single off Carey's upcoming album E equals MC2, due out April 16. Industry experts believe that the album could yield several more number-one singles, enabling Carey to break The Beatles' record of 20 top sellers.